WIOA State Regional Local Plan Guidance WDI – Final DRAFT 5.1.2024

At this time, Workforce Development, Inc. and the Workforce Development Board of Southeast Minnesota would like to welcome the public in providing feedback for the proposed WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) Regional and Local Workforce Development Area 8 plans spanning 2024-2027.

This federally-required planning document aims to address the diverse needs of our community, and is revisited every 3 years. As a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing workforce development, we value your input in shaping effective strategies that will empower individuals and strengthen our local economy. Your comments are invaluable in ensuring that our plan reflects the aspirations and concerns of the community we serve.

Please take this opportunity to share your thoughts, suggestions, and insights via email to Jinny Rietmann, Executive Director, at or in writing to the mailing address below.

Together, we can create a plan that fosters innovation and inclusivity for all. Thank you for your participation in this important process. 

Workforce Development, Inc.
Attn: Public Comment
2070 College View Road SE
Rochester, MN 55904

Welcome to Workforce Development, Inc.

Free, Individualized Support for Your Next Career Move

Looking to make a change in work? Maybe you’re thinking about a new career, have never had a job before or are between jobs now. No matter who you are or what your situation is, Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) is ready to help you get where you want to go.

WDI is a private, nonprofit agency that serves job seekers and employers throughout Southeast Minnesota. We connect people with the resources they need to find and gain meaningful employment. Our knowledge of local labor trends, communities, resources, and employers makes us the premier supporter of the Southeast Minnesota workforce.


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“I really enjoy my job and I know I’m in the right career for me. Thank you, Workforce Development, Inc.!”

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How can WDI help you? Learn about the growing areas of employment in Southeastern Minnesota. Take free assessments to help choose a new career. You can also sign up for free training and education or even on-the-job training with an employer. These are just a few examples of the services we provide. To help you figure out the best steps to reach your goals, meet one-on-one with a certified Career Planner.

Our services are entirely free! Come to WDI for individual attention and support that meets you where you are. We’re also well networked with many of the region’s other resources and services. We’ll help you get connected to whatever resources you need. In short, we get you the best help in the quickest way possible.

We have multiple locations across Southeast Minnesota to make the greatest impact. Stop by the nearest WDI office today or contact us by phone or online to learn more about our services. Our staff is ready to help you achieve your goals. Get started today!


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